Equiano (crater)

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Equiano (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 40°12′S 30°42′W / 40.2°S 30.7°W / -40.2; -30.7Coordinates: 40°12′S 30°42′W / 40.2°S 30.7°W / -40.2; -30.7
Diameter 99 km
Eponym Olaudah Equiano

Equiano is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Equiano is named for the abolitionist writer Olaudah Equiano, who lived from 1750 to 1797.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Equiano". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 2 July 2012.